Learning Disability Nursing BSc (Hons)

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 20/11/2018

Our BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course will develop your understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities to enable you to work in a range of practice settings in health and social care.

This will be achieved through the combination of innovative theory and practical experiences which will be delivered using online learning units, alongside traditionally taught sessions and an electronic portfolio for practice development. With our practice partners, we offer support throughout your placements through the experienced support of mentors and an academic link tutor.

Our Illustration course encourages you to develop a personal visual language and a creative, innovative approach to the discipline. We will challenge you to respond creatively to a broad range of issues and communicate complex ideas with clarity and flair. Our studio culture fosters collaboration, critical reflection and idea sharing.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • Access to a wide range of placements in Northamptonshire that include national specialist services.
  • International placements abroad with the European Nursing Module (ENM).
  • Access to specialist subject tutors from the field with experience in practice, research, management and education.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information about the course please contact John Turnbull, Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing, John.Turnbull@northampton.ac.uk

From September 2019 we will be offering an exciting new curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018. The curriculum will be innovative utilising an active blend learning approach and an extensive range of support is always available. The curriculum will also offer placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond, including Europe and International possibilities.

Course Details

Our vision is to enable people with learning disabilities to lead healthy and valued lives. We want to make this a reality by recruiting people who are passionate about caring with learning disabilities and want to make a positive difference to their lives.

This field equips you with nursing skills to work within health and social care environments with people with learning disabilities. Studying this course will also enable you to work with a wide range of other professions that care for people with learning disabilities and their families. The practical placements that you will take throughout this course will be in a variety of health, education and social care settings with people of all ages that have a range of learning disabilities.

The course team is listed in the course handbook. All of our teaching staff are professionally and academically qualified within their field.

You will be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor who will be a professional within the nursing team and would normally remain your PAT for the three years of your study. They can offer you continued support and guidance.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

On completion of this course you could pursue a wide range of professional careers in health and social care and research.

  • Healthcare – NHS or independent sector
  • Social Care – NHS, private care or educational sector.

For further information visit the NHS careers webpage.

Professional roles that you could progress to include Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Nurse, Strategic Healthcare Facilitator, School Nurse, Prison Nurse, Nurse Consultant, Nurse Educator, Nurse Researcher
Manager.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

One of the following routes:

  • BCC at A Level along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths and English
  • a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM and GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths and English
  • a kitemarked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above
  • successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree, along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths and English
  • a Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level) with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths and English
  • CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above

We will consider other qualifications that are not listed above, please contact our Admissions Department to discuss these on an individual basis.

English and Maths GCSE at grade C/4 or above are essential requirements for this course and must be achieved prior to starting the course. You will also need to have completed academic study completed within the last five years to be eligible for the course. If your first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of an IELTS score of 7.

All offers of a place on the course are subject to a successful Occupational Health Screening and a clear Disclosure and Barring Service Record.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Practice Development 1 (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: NPR1016
    Core Module Y
  • The Development of Personal and Professional Self (30 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: NPR1015
    Core Module Y
  • Foundations of Support for People with a Learning Disability (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: NPR1019
    Core Module Y
  • Nursing Practice 1 (50 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: NPR1017P
    Core Module Y
  • Essential Human Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: NPR1026
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 18/19 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

Studying Learning Disability Nursing provides you with practical experiences in community settings, the voluntary sector and other health and social care organisations within Northamptonshire.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a two week placement in a European city through the European Nursing Module.

The Nursing labs have a purpose built clinical ward where students can learn and develop their clinical skills through practice-based, hands-on education. The students can practise scenarios from a real life hospital wards in a realistic, yet safe clinical environment. The clinical skills labs are equipped with beds, nursing manikins and nursing care equipment used for practical training throughout the course.

 

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Leadership for Health & Social Care MSc

Public Health MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional Costs

  • optional membership of Union
  • optional two week European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses)
  • trip to London in Year One (travel and entrance fee to Florence Nightingale Museum)
  • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
  • black leather shoes, black socks

You can claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, only if the costs exceed your normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. These travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £15,500

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £15,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Additional Costs

  • optional membership of Union
  • optional two week European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses)
  • trip to London in Year One (travel and entrance fee to Florence Nightingale Museum)
  • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
  • black leather shoes, black socks

You can claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, only if the costs exceed your normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. These travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Values Based Recruitment

Values Based Recruitment is an approach which attracts and selects students, trainees or employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

The purpose of Values Based Recruitment is to ensure that the future and current NHS workforce is selected against the values of the NHS Constitution, so that we recruit people with the right skills and values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

Our Faculty of Health and Society supports the values stated in the NHS Constitution and these values are utilised in our recruitment and selection processes. Please visit the Health Education England website for more details.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 20/11/2018

  • Our BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course will develop your understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities to enable you to work in a range of practice settings in health and social care.

    This will be achieved through the combination of innovative theory and practical experiences which will be delivered using online learning units, alongside traditionally taught sessions and an electronic portfolio for practice development. With our practice partners, we offer support throughout your placements through the experienced support of mentors and an academic link tutor.

    Our Illustration course encourages you to develop a personal visual language and a creative, innovative approach to the discipline. We will challenge you to respond creatively to a broad range of issues and communicate complex ideas with clarity and flair. Our studio culture fosters collaboration, critical reflection and idea sharing.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • Access to a wide range of placements in Northamptonshire that include national specialist services.
    • International placements abroad with the European Nursing Module (ENM).
    • Access to specialist subject tutors from the field with experience in practice, research, management and education.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our vision is to enable people with learning disabilities to lead healthy and valued lives. We want to make this a reality by recruiting people who are passionate about caring with learning disabilities and want to make a positive difference to their lives.

    This field equips you with nursing skills to work within health and social care environments with people with learning disabilities. Studying this course will also enable you to work with a wide range of other professions that care for people with learning disabilities and their families. The practical placements that you will take throughout this course will be in a variety of health, education and social care settings with people of all ages that have a range of learning disabilities.

    The course team is listed in the course handbook. All of our teaching staff are professionally and academically qualified within their field.

    You will be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor who will be a professional within the nursing team and would normally remain your PAT for the three years of your study. They can offer you continued support and guidance.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information about the course please contact John Turnbull, Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing, John.Turnbull@northampton.ac.uk

    From September 2019 we will be offering an exciting new curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018. The curriculum will be innovative utilising an active blend learning approach and an extensive range of support is always available. The curriculum will also offer placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond, including Europe and International possibilities.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      On completion of this course you could pursue a wide range of professional careers in health and social care and research.

      • Healthcare – NHS or independent sector
      • Social Care – NHS, private care or educational sector.

      For further information visit the NHS careers webpage.

      Professional roles that you could progress to include Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Nurse, Strategic Healthcare Facilitator, School Nurse, Prison Nurse, Nurse Consultant, Nurse Educator, Nurse Researcher
      Manager.

  • One of the following routes:

    • BCC at A Level along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths and English
    • a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM and GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths and English
    • a kitemarked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above
    • successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree, along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths and English
    • a Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level) with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths and English
    • CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above

    We will consider other qualifications that are not listed above, please contact our Admissions Department to discuss these on an individual basis.

    English and Maths GCSE at grade C/4 or above are essential requirements for this course and must be achieved prior to starting the course. You will also need to have completed academic study completed within the last five years to be eligible for the course. If your first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of an IELTS score of 7.

    All offers of a place on the course are subject to a successful Occupational Health Screening and a clear Disclosure and Barring Service Record.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Practice Development 1 (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: NPR1016
      Core Module Y
    • The Development of Personal and Professional Self (30 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: NPR1015
      Core Module Y
    • Foundations of Support for People with a Learning Disability (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: NPR1019
      Core Module Y
    • Nursing Practice 1 (50 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: NPR1017P
      Core Module Y
    • Essential Human Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: NPR1026
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 18/19 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Leadership for Health & Social Care MSc

      Public Health MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional Costs

    • optional membership of Union
    • optional two week European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses)
    • trip to London in Year One (travel and entrance fee to Florence Nightingale Museum)
    • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
    • black leather shoes, black socks

    You can claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, only if the costs exceed your normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. These travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £15,500

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £15,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional Costs

    • optional membership of Union
    • optional two week European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses)
    • trip to London in Year One (travel and entrance fee to Florence Nightingale Museum)
    • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
    • black leather shoes, black socks

    You can claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, only if the costs exceed your normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. These travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Values Based Recruitment is an approach which attracts and selects students, trainees or employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

    The purpose of Values Based Recruitment is to ensure that the future and current NHS workforce is selected against the values of the NHS Constitution, so that we recruit people with the right skills and values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

    Our Faculty of Health and Society supports the values stated in the NHS Constitution and these values are utilised in our recruitment and selection processes. Please visit the Health Education England website for more details.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour